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Mon Oct 5 18:09:55 ADT 2009
Mike Spencer wrote:
. . . .
> Bonus trivia: Does anybody know how I could get some amusing use out
> of the following piece of hardware? I have two of them but no
> Northern Telecom/Brock Telecom Sentinel
> NTA005AB 05-15-92
> NATO 5810-21-908-9364
> Rear panel:
> Two female 25-pin plugs labeled "RS-232 Plaintext" and "RS-232
> Ciphertext" and 115V AC plug.
> Front panel:
> Datakey Keyceptacle port (dongle port?), two-line LCD display,
> cursor movement and "Enter" buttons, indicator lights.
> Of interest inside:
> DSP5600 DSP chip
> AMZ8068 DES chip (1984)
> 80C186 CPU
> and a really weird circuit board etched to create a sort of
> maze but with no components mounted, glued flat into the case.
> Some kind of Faraday-cage type thing?
> - Mike
Sounds like some sort of crypto gear. The dongle would contain key(s). A
faraday cage would be important to keep the signal from leaking.
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